STOMPERS CAN’T COMPLETE TOTAL COMEBACK, FALL TO PACIFICS

  Kam Stewart bats in the third inning of the Sonoma Stompers game against the San Rafael Pacifics on Tuesday, July 3rd. (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

Kam Stewart bats in the third inning of the Sonoma Stompers game against the San Rafael Pacifics on Tuesday, July 3rd. (James W. Toy III / Sonoma Stompers)

SONOMA, Calif. – In game one of a six-game homestand, the Sonoma Stompers hoped to come out on top over the San Rafael Pacifics, but the late comeback was not enough as Sonoma fell 9-8.

The offense kicked into motion quickly, scoring five runs in the first two innings, with home runs from Kam Stewart and Daniel Comstock helping extend the Stompers’ lead early.

Patrick Conroy pitched well through the first three innings, but San Rafael chipped away on the Stompers lead, eventually pushing ahead in the fourth inning.

Despite being down four runs after seven innings, Sonoma did not give in, as Robert Maislin delivered two shutout innings to keep his team in the game. That allowed Comstock to bring the Stompers within two runs on his second homer of the day, another two-run shot, this one bringing the score to 9-7.

The Stompers pushed harder in the ninth, loading the bases and then bringing the tying run to third base, but the comeback could not culminate as the Pacifics held on for the victory.

Sonoma welcomes Vallejo into town Wednesday for their Fourth of July game. After the conclusion of the game, fans are invited to stay for the world-famous Sonoma fireworks. First pitch is at 6:05 p.m.